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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Who Created God?

Who created God?

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If a creator God needs to have been made by a creator, that creator would also need a creator who needs a creator … like an infinite chain of toppling domino's, which is an impossibility.

It’s an illogical question

by Don Batten
The universe had a beginning; almost no one disputes that, because the laws of thermodynamics demand it: the universe is running down and it cannot have been running down forever, or it would have already run down. No stars would be still churning out energy and we would not be here.
Some have proposed one universe giving birth to another, but again, there cannot be an infinite series of such births and deaths, as each cycle must have less energy available than the last and if this had been happening for eternity, the death of everything would have already happened.

However, this is not why physics states. In fact, it is the complete opposite. Energy cannot be created or destroyed. The reason why the universe would eventually become void is due to the the expansion of the universe, not that the energy dissipates. My physics books stated that as far as we know, mass cannot be created or destroyed, it can only change form. Matter can become energy, and energy can become matter, but always according to e=m2. So, when a matter-antimatter reaction occurs, the mass of the matter (and antimatter) is converted to energy of equal mass, which propagates outward in various forms (heat, light, a kinetic shock wave, sound waves, etc), and gets spread out thinner and thinner throughout the cosmos, but never loses anything in quantity. If you ever found a way to capture all the energy that was released in the reaction, and condense it back together into matter, you would have the same amount of mass as the original amount of material used.

Can theists at least argue from known points of reference?

It is also trying to deflect from the actual point. If a creator needs a creator, ad nauseam, then not only is it is a silly point, it shows that the universe also does not need a creator. It simply can be.

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